The story of Ahmad Bradshaw has been the same for the past three seasons for the Indianapolis Colts: tremendous playmaker when healthy, but unfortunately not healthy often.
In 2013, Bradshaw was the team's most reliable running back and helped lead them to an huge road win over the San Francisco 49ers, but his season ended after just three games with a neck injury. In 2014, Bradshaw was as much of an all-around threat at the running back position as anyone in the league, but his season was cut short in week nine with a fractured fibula. In 2015, Bradshaw was signed mid-season and provided a spark, but after six games his season was over due to a wrist injury. Three productive seasons, three season-ending injuries.
During his three seasons with the Colts, Bradshaw has played in 19 games (starting three) and has rushed for 696 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 4.3 yards per carry and has added 55 receptions for 406 yards and nine touchdowns while also serving as a very capable blocker. The Colts initially signed him in 2013, and they then re-signed him in 2014. Last year, the team didn't sign him in the offseason but brought him in mid-season once he was healthy and with the Colts needing help at the position. The big question right now, then, is whether they'll give him one more shot.
Bradshaw will turn 30 years old this offseason and hasn't played a full season since 2010 while with the Giants. The Colts have Frank Gore at running back as the starter, and it could be Boom Herron as the change of pace back. Other guys, like Tyler Varga or Trey Williams or a rookie, could also factor into the mix. The question with Bradshaw is whether or not the signing is worth the injury risk, as there's no denying his impact when healthy. Unfortunately, he just hasn't been able to stay healthy, however, and that will likely lead to the Colts not re-signing him this offseason. It doesn't rule out the possibility of them giving him a call later in the year like they did last season, but at this point it's likely that the team will move on.